Prince Edward Island has revealed the dates of its upcoming Expression of Interest draws for the year 2019. As per the released data, Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) will be conducting draws throughout the year, with the first draw to be held on January 17. The Expression of Interest system covers Prince Edward Island’s immigration streams for Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories.
As per the new release, Prince Edward Island Expression of Interest Draws will take place on:
- January 17
- February 21
- March 21
- April 18
- May 16
- June 20
- July 18
- August 15
- September 19
- October 17
- November 21
- December 19
Prince Edward Island introduced the Expression of Interest system in 2018. The same year, PEI issued a total of 1446 invitations through the Expression of Interest system. Of these, 1240 invitations were issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates while the remaining 206 invitations went to candidates belonging to Business Impact category. The number of invitations issued in the largest Expression of Interest draw of the year held on October 18, 2018 was 297.
The streams managed under PEI Expression of Interest system
Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream
Through its Express Entry stream, Prince Edward Island selects eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool for provincial nomination. The candidates who are nominated by PEI obtain an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points that ensure an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence for them in the subsequent Express Entry draw. Prince Edward Island Express Entry stream has two pathways–the one for candidates with a job offer and the other for those who don’t have a job offer.
Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category
Prince Edward Island Labour Impact Category has two streams:
- Skilled Worker Stream
Under this employer-driven stream, skilled workers with an employment offer from a PEI employer are nominated for permanent residence in Canada.
- Critical Worker Stream
This stream is open for foreign workers already working in PEI, specifically in occupations that critically demand workers.
Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category
Work Permit Stream
In order to apply under this stream, the candidates must first obtain a Canadian work permit and work for a business in PEI for a duration as agreed in the Performance Agreement. Once it is proved that the candidate has successfully fulfilled the performance agreement, he/she can make a minimum investment of $150,000 and commit to manage the business on a daily basis from PEI.
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